What Is Cultural Apologetics?
Effective apologetics today requires a genuine missionary encounter.
missionary encounter. It was during this time that Newbigin wrote what is now considered a modern classic on mission, Foolishness to the Greeks. In
Why Augustine’s ‘Come to Jesus’ Moment Tells an Incomplete Story
The same church father who experienced a radical turn to faith also preached a gospel of continual conversion.
In this classic of the Western literary canon, the church father Augustine describes his sometimes wayward youth, his eventual conversion to Christ, and how God transformed his way of
Retirement for Those Who Can’t
Do Christian understandings of work and aging accommodate those who can’t afford to leave their jobs behind?
To introduce the topic, the March issue of CT magazine feature to cover story on how retirement fits Mark Galli: I wonder if the classic Lutheran theology of work, vocation, plays into this?
The Anvil of the Evangelical Mind
Schools and scholars can help the Christ-centered movement become all the more Jesusy.
They were, as they came to be known, Jesus People. Thus the classic phrases that sum up what one does to become a Christian in our movement. You
Should We Keep Studying a Fired Pastor’s Work?
After LifeWay pulls James MacDonald’s Bible studies, Christians consider if and when a leader’s teachings remain edifying after a scandal.
CT asked several Christian leaders to weigh in on whether we should continue to study works by As a reader, I come to any and all published works both classic and contemporary
Our March Issue: No Senior Moments, Please
Aging, weakness, and … hey let’s talk about something else!
Indeed, driving past parking lots full of baton twirlers, tribute bands, and classic car collectors, it's clear that many in The Villages are spending their second adolescence replaying their
I Fled My Country, But Not My Marriage
Though extremists separated me from my husband years ago, I know who holds us together.
they can imagine. I do have an arranged marriage, in the classic Pakistani way. But more importantly, my marriage was arranged by God. He brought
Origins Opinion Surveys Evolve from ‘How’ to ‘Who’
Many Christians affirm evolution once researchers leave room for God's role in it.
all wrong. When given the opportunity to say that God played a role in evolution, many Christians will reject the classic creationist viewpoint. Pew adds
Submit to God, Not the Market
Today’s capitalism demands a kind of absolute commitment, says Kathryn Tanner. But Christianity carries within it the seeds of resistance.
mind—or that, rather, teaches us with alarming success to see ourselves as “resources” for yet more “creative destruction,” in the economist Joseph Schumpeter's classic description of
Can We Handle the Truth About Racism and the Church?
Before racial reconciliation can happen, says Jemar Tisby, American believers need to reckon honestly with the sins of the past.
At the climax of the 1992 classic A Few Good Men, Colonel Nathan Jessup (Jack Nicholson) famously screams, “You can't handle the truth!” Responding to questions from Lieutenant
The Strange Journey of Christian Rock and Roll
Randall Stephens’s history pays attention to political and cultural flash points—without losing focus on the music itself.
Sometimes it's treated with reverence and respect, as in John Jeremiah Sullivan's now-classic 2004 account of tagging along at a Christian music festival for GQ.
A Voice in the Crowd
What’s good and what’s bad about unpopular opinions.
The Huffington Post recently drew eye rolls with a tweet claiming that the beloved children's TV classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was “seriously problematic.” The
God’s messengers can be both bombastic and surprisingly subdued.
been reading the remarkable book Wounded in Spirit by David Bannon, which combines classic art with Philip Yancey is a former CT columnist and best-selling author, most recently, of
Mankind Was Scrooge’s Business (and George Bailey’s, Too)
Two of our favorite Christmas stories teach us that no one can be redeemed in isolation.
Aside from being a groundbreaking and classic story in its own right, Dickens's A Christmas Carol helped to create an entire genre: the secular Christmas story.
The Best Books Are Companions, Teachers, and Hope-Givers
A conversation on reading with an avid reader, “Book Girl” Sarah Clarkson.
Many young parents today are avoiding these classic tales of grandmothers being eaten by wolves, on the grounds that they are too dark. What do you say?
Who Counts? How to Rightly Divide American Christianity
The academy's debate over black church differences is more than a numbers game.
Shelton added another note: After comparing reltrad with the Lehman/Sherkat scheme, he concluded that there is “strong support for the classic assertion that black Protestants have
When Gospel Music Sparked a ‘Worship War’
How the Great Migration changed music in the black church forever.
Dorsey's music. James Cleveland, another protégé of Dorsey, became known as the “king of gospel music” during the heyday of “classic” gospel. Chicago's
‘Kim’s Convenience’ Isn’t Just Another Family Sitcom
The Netflix show offers a fresh way of looking at both Christians and immigrants.
After all, the classic American “melting pot” metaphor is based on everyone assimilating into one DL Mayfield is a frequent CT contributor and the author of Assimilate or Go Home.
How to Avoid the Folly of the Pharisees
The real mistake made by Jesus' classic adversaries might surprise you.
How to Avoid the Folly of the Pharisees. The real mistake made by Jesus' classic adversaries might surprise you. Brandon D. Crowe| August 17, 2018.
Theological Core Exercises
How attending to our theological center helps us remember who we are.
I am not the first to think of exercises to strengthen our inner being and identity. Ignatius of Loyola's 16th-century classic Spiritual Exercises is probably the most important forerunner.